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Shipwreck Ceramics: Hoi An teabowl, blue & white flowers, c.1480

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Superb small wine cup with everted flower petal rim, the interior painted with the phuc symbol meaning ‘wealth', the exterior with a band of stylized foliage.

From the Hoi An shipwreck,
made at Chu Dau
in the latter 15th century.
Size: 7cm wide, 3.5cm high
#1005274
Only 1 left

Availability: SOLD - Contact us if you would like us to find you another.

Condition: good surface lustre, minor staining, several small oyster attachments
References: This wreck was discovered by fishermen in the late 1990’s, offshore from the Vietnamese town of Hoi An. The wares were made at of Chu Dau, near Hanoi, where a kiln site of the period matched the wares exactly. The ship was believed to have been wrecked in the 1480’s, and was on its way to South-East Asian markets. The recovered goods were surveyed by the Oxford University Archaeological unit, and sold in the US in 2001.

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